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Through a powerful delivery, Sue illustrates that one’s past, does not have to become one’s future, providing hope for all who see it.
Through a powerful delivery, Sue illustrates that one’s past, does not have to become one’s future, providing hope for all who see it.
147 backers pledged $12,432 to help bring this project to life.

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Sue Costello; comedian, writer, producer and actress from the Oscar-winning movie, “The Fighter”, is staring in her own one-woman show that showcases her unique and humane way of viewing the world. The show tells a story that is hilarious and heartbreaking. 

After several workshops and lots of positive feedback, it is time for a complete refresh. We are changing the title, hiring a new director, Enrico Colantoni (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0170186/),  and are striving for an LA run which will be called “PHASE ONE”. All of this could be possible with your help! 

Sue is a big believer in having hope – a message that carries through the show and speaks to the audience. Helping finance this project is a way to get involved; and a vote of confidence for this positive, hopeful way of looking at the world.  

Supporting the show during PHASE ONE will allow for a two-week run in Los Angeles in June 2013. With your help, we can rent a theater, pay salaries and cover the expenses of moving the show from NYC to LA. 

After LA, the possibilities are endless, and then there would be a PHASE TWO and THREE. There could be a longer run, a television show, a movie, etc. The show has grown organically thus far. This is your chance to invest in the optimism and courage that Sue brings to the audience each night because she believes that one person can change the world and we’re all only as strong as the sum of all of our parts.

Risks and challenges

Sue has been working on this show for 15 years, and has learned so much about show production during that time. Over the 15-year period, there have been many roadblocks, but she has overcome each roadblock along the way because she used the blocks as stepping stones. This run is no different because, ultimately, there may be problems, but Sue has learned that when she treats people the way she wants to be treated, and is clear in her intentions and expectations, anything can happen - and unforeseen problems can be overcome.

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    Thank you email from Sue Costello

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    Thank you email from Sue Costello and a thank you in the show program.

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    Thank you email and thank you in the show program; plus an autographed show program from Sue Costello.

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    Two tickets to the show, plus an autographed show program from Sue Costello and Enrico Colantoni, and thank you in the program (travel costs not included).

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    Four tickets to the show, a meet and greet after the show, plus an autographed show poster and special thank you in the program (travel costs not included). Plus, a thank you phone call from either Sue or Enrico.

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    Eight tickets to the show, backstage passes for two people after the show, a meet and greet after the show for all eight, and an autographed show poster and special thank you in the program (travel costs not included). Plus, a thank you phone call from either Sue or Enrico.

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    Eight tickets to the show; backstage passes for four people after the show; a 30-minute Skype call with Sue to discuss the progress of the show; an autographed show poster; and individual, special thank you in the program. (travel costs not included)

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    Associate Producer credit for the run of the show in LA funded by this 'phase one" kicktarter only. Plus all of the benefits in the $2,500+ level.

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    All the benefits of the 2,500+ and $5,000+ level, plus a private 20-minute comedy set in your home with Sue Costello (good for private party). Donor pays expenses for the event, including travel and accommodations if outside New York City or Los Angeles metro areas, Costello will show up and perform at a mutually agreed upon date.

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